Calendar of Events


November 2014

11/20/2014 at Town and Country Library in Elburn, Illinois at 1:00 PM – Beyond the Basics

December 2014

12/18/2014 at Lake Villa Public Library – Finding Grandma’s Ancestors


January 2015

1/29/2015 at St Charles Library at 7:00 PM - Beyond the Basics

February 2015

2/03/2015 at Elgin Genealogy Society at Gail Borden Library at 9:30 AM – Finding Your  Chicago Ancestors

March 2015

3/19/2015 at Town and Country Library in Elburn, Illinois at 1:00 PM – Mining the Census Records

3/26/2015 at Mt Prospect Library at 7:00 PM – Naturalization–Beginning of your U.S. Family Heritage

3/28/2015 at Bay Area Genealogical Society 2015 Annual Meeting At the Rock Garden in Green Bay, Wisconsin – all day two programs – topics TBD

03/30/2015 at Harper College (Three sessions 03/07, 4/06, 4/13) at 7:00 PM,  - Genealogy II - Government records (census, birth, marriage, death) (need to register with Harper College Continuing Education)

April 2015

04/01/2015 at Benedictine College (Four sessions on 04/01, 04/08, 04/15 and 04/22 ) at 10:45 AM – Genealogy for Beginners

04/21/2015 Harper College (Three sessions 4/21, 4/28, 5/05) at 7:00 PM,  - Genealogy III - European Roots (need to register with Harper College Continuing Education)

May 2015

5/07/2015 at Palatine Library at 7:00 PM – Polish Genealogy – Where to Start

05/26/2014 at Wood Dale Public Library at 7:00 PM – How to start your genealogy research

October 2015

10/13/2015 at Illinois State Genealogy Society at 7:00 PM Webinar  - Polish Genealogy – Where to Start (register at

4 Responses to Calendar of Events

  1. victoria (ligas) cox says:

    Hi Steve, I am wondering if you are at the Arlington Heights Library on Friday mornings? I happen to see it, but it was from 2013. Thanks, Vicki

  2. Hello Steve – Would you consider coming up to Green Bay or Appleton, WI?

  3. John Skibiski says:

    Hi Steve…..I have your book, it’s great and I promote it to other beginner researchers. I have been having no luck to locate a Michael? Olender of the 1920-30s from Chicago Heights, IL. He may have had a shop. No obit. found, and not born there, but married or died there is a possibilty. Might you have access to some recent data. He visited his relatives in Hadley and Northampton, MA one time in this time period and had male sisblings. John Skibiski

    • sszabados says:

      Thank you for promoting my book.

      Michael does seem to be elusive. I checked the 1920 and 1930 census records and did not find him. Some people I did find Olenders living in Chicago but none in Chicago Heights. Some people were missed on one census but not all. His name may have been recorded with a mis-spelling, He may be using a different name.

      Who is Michael? When was he born? Who were his parents? Why do you think he was in Chicago Heights?

      To find him search using only his first name and other details. Look for his spouse or children.

      I always start with the U’S’ census records, then move on to city directories, birth records for children and his marriage record

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